The National, Monday October 28th, 2013
SIXTY-six trainees graduated with certificates in basic library and information management skills, in Port Moresby, last week Friday.
The course was conducted by the Information and Communication Sciences (ICS) strand under the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG).
ICS strand leader Leah Kalamoroh said they offered this short course because they saw the need for it.
With the help of four lecturers, Tukul Kaiku, Yana Elius, Gerald Gabb and Miopa Nogini, the two-week long training was successfully completed.
“Lots of workers out there in the field have routine jobs. There is a need to broaden their minds,” Kalamoroh said.
“Most of them are Grade Eight and 10 dropouts who do not have formal training in recording information.
“Recording is more than just filing a piece of paper,” she said.
The basic library and information skills training course started in 2011.
Speaking to the trainees at the Ulli Beier Theatre at UPNG, Kalamoroh said library and information management skills course provided the skills to store, retrieve and disseminate information in an effective and timely manner.
“If we are not able to make information accessible to our users, it would be like looking for a white bead in the sand.
“Always remember that information is power.”